Stamp Out Hunger this weekend

You’ll see more than just mail in the hands of postal workers this weekend, and it’s for a good cause.

The 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive takes place this Saturday.

It’s a nationwide collection of non-perishable items.

In fact, it’s North America’s largest one-day food drive, and you don’t have to leave home to contribute to it.

“Anybody that wants to participate, just take some food, put it in a bag or a box or whatever’s handy and put it by your mailbox, and the letter carriers will pick it up on Saturday,” Marquette letter carrier Larry Kuhn said.

The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Harbor House, Janzen House and Voices for Youth are some of the agencies that will receive food collected in Marquette County.

“It gets better every year, yes. People really, really do support us and I know that there’s lots of food drives,” Kuhn said. “People probably help out them, too, but they’re very generous, the people in the area.”

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers sponsor the food drive every year.

Stamp Out Hunger has collected more than a billion pounds of food in its first 20 years.